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EXCLUSIVE: Choking ‘Hazzard’: ‘General Lee’ auction nixed — again!

Posted by: Chris Serico - Posted in Exclusive, General Lee, John Schneider, Mount Kisco on May 24, 2007

schneider11.jpgThe second auction to sell John Schneider’s car from TV’s “The Dukes of Hazzard” appears to have ended prematurely “because of an error in the listing,” according to eBay.

I’ve seen no other reports in the mainstream media on this development, so for now you can consider this a Suburbarazzi Exclusive! (Insert fancy news music here.)

The saga just won’t end for the Mount Kisco native, who played Bo Duke on the show that featured the “General Lee” — the series’ iconic, bright-orange 1969 Dodge Charger.

The first time Schneider tried to sell the car on eBay, he planned to collect $1 million to fund a sequel to his movie “Collier & Co.” But the plan stalled when the top bid of just under $10 million was deemed a hoax.

The second time, all of the proceeds were supposed to benefit a charity, and prospective eBay bidders supposedly were being subjected to a screening process. The auction was scheduled to end May 29, but it suddenly spun out at 8:01 p.m. EST on May 22 — mere hours after Suburbarazzi reported the second attempt to sell it.

According to eBay, “The seller ended this listing early,” but it’s unclear if that person is Schneider or someone from the AuctionWire online agency helping him with the second attempt to sell the car. No further explanation appears on the page.

I know sports cars don’t get good mileage, but this attempt to sell the car made the 2007 Lamborghini Murcielago (9-16 mpg) look like a 2007 Honda Insight (60-66 mpg).

(Associated Press file photo by Damian Dovarganes)